Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World

by Bob Johansen


Drawing on the latest forecasts from the Institute for the Future—the first futures think tank ever to outlive its forecasts—this powerful book explores the external forces that are shaking the foundations of leadership and unveils ten critical new leadership skills.

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  • Learn how to use “dilemma flipping” – turning problems that can’t be solved into opportunities – to help your organization be more effective.
  • Find out how to constructively depolarize tense situations and help people from divergent cultures work together.
  • Discover how to learn from and apply the principles of nature in your leadership.
  • Learn how to prototype new innovations, identify what works and what doesn’t, and quickly refine the next models.


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About the Author

Bob Johansen is a Distinguished Fellow and board member with the Institute for the Future (http://www.iftf.org/), where he served as president from 1996 to 2004. He helps both nonprofits and corporations prepare for and shape the future. He is the author of eight books, including Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present. Contact him at bjohansen@iftf.org.

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